A Heart Lost and Discovered

by Chogyam Trungpa


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If there is no full moon in the sky,
How is it possible to see the reflection in the pond?
If the tiger has sharp claws,
How is it possible not to use them?
How could we bake our bread
If there were no fire?
At the death of the Karmapa we become softened and devotional.
It is true.
Those who have never cried in their lives, cry this time,
And shed tears that will water the earth
So we can produce further flowers and greenery.

-- from Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa, by Chogyam Trungpa

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